You know your body better than anyone else, and you’ll know when something feels different or ‘not quite right’. For sexually active women, that could be because you’re pregnant and starting to show the very earliest signs. They can often be put down to other things or passed over as just feeling a bit unwell,… Continue reading The early signs of pregnancy, and what your first steps should be
Did you know that there’s truth in the old saying, ‘You are what you eat’? Food is more than just fuel, and what we put into our bodies can have a huge impact on our overall health and physical well-being, including our ability to fight illnesses. Our immune systems can be vastly improved with just… Continue reading How nutrition can boost your immune system
We all know the importance of keeping fit, and for many of us, that includes sport in one form or another. Whether you prefer a long jog by yourself or you’re a member of a local football or padel club, sport is an amazing way to keep active and maintain a healthy weight. It’s not,… Continue reading Sports injuries and how to avoid them
STD Tests: Why should you get tested? Sometimes sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can feel like one of the last taboos. They’re unlikely to crop up as the topic of polite dinner party conversation, and you’re probably reluctant to discuss them with even your closest friends. So who can you turn to if you think you… Continue reading STD Tests: Why should you get tested?
If you’ve suddenly found yourself with a numb or tingling hand, you may be suffering from a condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This surprisingly common but rarely spoken about condition is caused by internal pressure on a nerve in the wrist. In this post, we’ll be telling you everything you need to know about… Continue reading Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Do you know the signs?
A blog by Dr. Muneeba Siddique Influenza vaccines, also known as flu jabsor flu shots, are vaccines that protect against infection by the influenza viruses. New versions of the vaccines are developed twice a year as the influenza virus rapidly changes. Vaccination to prevent the flu and its potentially serious complications is particularly important for people who… Continue reading Annual Flu Shots – Do you really need them?
A blog by Dr. Ashok Lodha Obesity is defined when a person’s weight is above the top most curve (95th percentile) on the CDC weight chart. Around 23% of UAE children between five and nine years old are obese, and by 2030, the number of obese five-to-nine-year-old children in the UAE is projected to reach… Continue reading Childhood obesity is a growing concern for UAE parents